To polish. Or not to polish

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  1. Heywood

    Heywood
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    That is the question.
    No I am not speaking of my ancestry, rather should I fully polish my smith 627pc?
    I have done some polishing to embellish. Around the notches on cylinder on the front of the cylinder and front of the bore. I also polished the hammer, trigger, and cylinder release. But want to know if I should go ahead and polish the whole shebang?
    What do y'all think? IMG_0024.JPG
    FYI, where it looks like I missed a spot on the trigger, it is just graphite lube working its way out... my ego forces me to state thus.....
     
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  2. Gonzales

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    You want contrast. Otherwise it looses something. So a mix of matte and polished will look better than all or the other. Just my .02

    How does she shoot?
     
  3. Heywood

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    Thank you for your opinion. I kinda agree with you, just haven't seen any fully polished performance center revolvers out there.
    She shoots beautifully. I slicked up the action as well when I brightened her up.
     
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  4. 01rednavigator

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    I am a huge fan of polished revolvers, but I think this one looks good the way it is.
     
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  5. Joe13

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    All polished is nice when it's clean all the time. Otherwise it looks smudgy too me, like car windows after your dogs been looking out them:eek:
     
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  6. ikemay

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    Looks really nice the way it is now, spend the time shooting. :)
     
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    I had a friend that spent a couple weeks polishing a paintball gun and you could see yourself like a mirror - it was crazy awesome.

    That said, as soon as you touched it or used it, you could see every little smudge or spec of dust on the thing.
     
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    Can't think of a better way to know whether someone has fondled your gun or not !
     
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  9. Heywood

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    I agree with you here. I like the look of polished but know it leaves smudges like crazy. I'm a little prissy about my firearms so I know it would bother me. But I figure if it does I can just have it beed blasted again..... I may regret it though.
     
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    i think it looks good like that!
     
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    I have always wanted to buy a beater Ruger sp101, smooth all the edges down and then polish it like this one.

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    I have an sp101 but it is the Talo edition. It would look awesome polished but I am going to start carrying it once I get a holster.

    This is what mine looks like, I like it way better than the standard sp101.

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  12. jsparks747

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    Frankly I think that revolvers look better with a little bit of grunge like yours. They are tough guns and the look is part of the feel. a super shiny revolver would make a great decoration, but for a working gun that will be shot, the grunge fits in.
     
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    If you do polish it, leave the bead blast on the top so you can still shoot it at high noon.
     
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    Hey Joe in our house we call those Smearps!
    My wife came up with it and it stuck. Hmmm oh well.
    Combined Smear with slurps! :cool:
    Gabby
     
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